Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old October 28th 04, 12:37 AM
Todd
 
Posts: n/a
Default formula simplification

I am using an if statement and wondering if I can simplify it. I think I can
remember being able to group ifs.
Like

If(v113;x113;z113<""),"Y","N")

instead of

=IF(OR(V113<"",X113<"",Z113<"",AB113<"",AD113< "",AH113<""),"Y","N")

Is this possible in some circumstances or am I dreaming.

Todd

  #2   Report Post  
Old October 28th 04, 01:03 AM
Myrna Larson
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I think you're remembering array and/or SUMPRODUCT formulas. Even after
changing the syntax to

=IF({v113,x113,z113}<"","Y","N")

Excel will not accept it, either as a regular formula or an array formula. It
highlights the V113 piece.

If the cells are supposed to be either blank or contain numbers, maybe
something like this will suffice:

=IF(COUNT(V113,X113,Z113,AB113,AD113,AH113)0,"Y", "N")



On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 16:37:08 -0700, "Todd"
wrote:

I am using an if statement and wondering if I can simplify it. I think I can
remember being able to group ifs.
Like

If(v113;x113;z113<""),"Y","N")

instead of

=IF(OR(V113<"",X113<"",Z113<"",AB113<"",AD113 <"",AH113<""),"Y","N")

Is this possible in some circumstances or am I dreaming.

Todd


  #3   Report Post  
Old October 28th 04, 01:49 AM
Dave Peterson
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Another one:

=IF(V113&X113&Z113&AB113&AD113&AH113<"","Y","N")

If all the cells are empty, then that concatenated string will be "".


Todd wrote:

I am using an if statement and wondering if I can simplify it. I think I can
remember being able to group ifs.
Like

If(v113;x113;z113<""),"Y","N")

instead of

=IF(OR(V113<"",X113<"",Z113<"",AB113<"",AD113< "",AH113<""),"Y","N")

Is this possible in some circumstances or am I dreaming.

Todd


--

Dave Peterson



Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
revert formula insertion to old method Don't be a pain in the ass Setting up and Configuration of Excel 0 January 24th 05 01:49 PM
Display answer only in another cell of one containing a formula Mally Excel Discussion (Misc queries) 5 January 21st 05 01:07 PM
Simple formula doesn't quite add up circeo Excel Discussion (Misc queries) 3 January 17th 05 09:04 PM
how do I make a formula NOT change when the data range is moved? Alida Andrews Excel Discussion (Misc queries) 2 January 6th 05 09:02 PM
Creating Formula using check boxes Anthony Slater Excel Discussion (Misc queries) 3 January 4th 05 03:03 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 ExcelBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Microsoft Excel"

 

Copyright © 2017